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Roger Williams

Roger Williams was a Puritan minister, theologian, and author who founded Providence Plantations, which became the Colony of Rhode Island. He was a staunch advocate for religious freedom, separation of church and state, and fair dealings with American Indians, and he was one of the first abolitionists... Read More

Born21 December 1603
London, England
Diedbetween 27 January and 15 March 1683 (aged 79)
Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
OccupationMinister, statesman, author
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